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in new town. connecticut. 20 of those victims. are young children. as the nation mourns. investigators continue to search for answers. about the gunman. and why he went on this rampage. maribel aber. is in newtown with the latest. >> tragedy in a small connecticut community. "evil visited this community today" >> police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementry school in newtown friday morning. >> "there were 18 children pronounced dead at the hospital. six adults scene" >> a parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired. the alleged shooter is dead and police have recoveredthe first 9-1-1 call came in around 930 am, police shooter search. >> "there were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof." "our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible school." >> president obama ordered u-s flags to half-staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> "they had their entire lives ahead of them
family and friends came together to mourn, to cry and to remember the 27 lives lost here in newtown, connecticut. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: overnight, we learned from those lost, among them, 47-year-old dawn. and victy soto, a first grade teacher, whose first instinct was to protect her students, throwing herself in the line of fire. 20 of 27 victims were students at sandy hook elementary. 20 children. and now, 20 families mourn precious lives lost too soon. >> this scouring event, will be with us and them for years and years to come. >> reporter: and across the country, america mourns. as parents try to explain how a nightmare became a reality. you know, your child does not have have to been at the scene of this tragedy to be traumatized. seeing or hearing the images on the screen are traumatic enough. if you have an older child, make sure you're talking to them about how they're feeling. george? >> okay, amy, thanks. >>> i'm here, now, with james willsie, the cousin of another victim and a hero, vicki soto, a teacher at the school. i'm so sorry for your loss. your cousin, from
what has to happen now? >> this tragedy. today is a day of mourning. however, the door is open today about taking meaningful action. that is a code word about thinking about gun control. he tried not to raise debt about the debate. and finally came to surface all along the third debate. >> please explain the po the nae association a. the nra, the organization that really stifles any movement. >> the power are in the swing states. it is where the president has to win in pennsylvania, ohio, illinois, wisconsin. it is very important that they have the ability to have a victory in those states. the guns are big in those states with hunting being bigger in those states. after the assault weapons ban the democrats got swept out in 1994. everybody thought that even after gabrielle giffords was shot. in 2011 is that something would happen and that portion of the law did not go through. >> what would happen if the nra still less political power? >> this is an effluent community in connecticut with and what is a fluent -- and what is one to happen in six months, two months? does the president
for a candle light vigil to mourn the lives lost in connecticut. kron 4's charles clifford was there. if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, you can email us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m >>reporter: beneath a clear sky on a crisp december night, dozens of people gathered in pleasanton's amaral park to mourn the loss of so many young lives in last week's conneticut. >> you're really kind of dumbfounded. you don't understand how someone could do something like that and it just takes you aback. your jaw drops and you just shake your head. >>reporter: sharing. they bonded together here to express their pain. it makes people feel better. they feel there's a connection between one another and the people who are back in conneticut who have to deal with this. this vigil was put together by the mohr elementary parent teacher association. some of the families got together over the weekend and wanted to do something express their grief. the pta also collected donations which will be sent to the families of vicitims in conneticut. in pleasanton, charles clifford kron 4 news. >>pam: in ot
more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conference to get under way. about 8:00 we are behind two hours here waiting for an update from law enforcement. they will shed light on what may have led up to this tragic event yesterday. >> the older brother of a s
fans are mourning the legendary pianist and bay area native, dave brew beck. ♪ ♪ brubeck obtained pop star claim with take five. he became famous for being one of the few white jazz musicians who played at black clubs during the height of segregation. he passed way from heart failure at a hospital in connecticut. he was born in concord and grew in the bay area. he was one day short of his 92nd birthday >>> the london hospital where the duchess of cambridge is being treated is most likely -- an australian disc jockey called pretending to be the queen. >> when is a good time to visit? >> i suggest any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> the deejay connected with one of kate's personal nurses who actually gave an update on her condition. she is being treated for severe form of morning sickness. she is feeling better which is comforting news for prince william he was all smites as he left the hospital last night -- he was all smiles as he left the hospital last night. >> the keen wouldn't speak like that. >> she wouldn't call her -- herself she has people. >> we have people >> people st
, and 296 in san francisco. >> an east bay high school senior is being mourned today after he was killed in a shooting in san francisco's bayview district. 17 year-old montreal blakely, was shot in the first block of oscela land on saturday night. the concord high school student played on the football team. many students at the school organized the the social media to where blacks today to mourn blakely. san francisco police have not made any arrests. the white house offered new revenues far only $800 billion in net spending reductions. this is not balanced in my opinion but at the same time will continue to talk the president and will hope that we can move to plan b. i think we all know that every income tax that is filed in america will play a higher rate in january for spirit it is very important for us protect american tax payers as we can. our plan be will protect americans who make a million dollars or less and have all of their current rates- that's opposite have hope that we will reach a broader agreement with the white house and this will help reduce the spending as well as the
announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. ♪ [ male announcer ] more ways to love mcnuggets. mourning because a friend, 28 years old, hit by a car. that car then took off and left the scene. people closest to him may have been filled with a lot more despair if not for a journalist at wf tv. raquel was following up the case and uncovered this surveillance individual grow a nearby building that captures the hit-and-run on camera. aaron was riding his scooter in the evening. the car you can see clearly collide with the scooter. stop for a brief second and then take off. aaron died at the hospital just hours later. >> seeing that made me give me a little hope. >> now at least police and family and friends have something to go on. at least now they know that is a four-door light colored sedan. >> i think it will help all of us start to grieve a little bit better. >> they had nothing to go on before this tape surfaced. >> going from no clue what's so ever to the type of vehicle, the color and almost make and model of this vehicle, that's huge. >> and the car the guy was driving has to have some dam
and senseless murders." they wanted to give families to mourn to make sure that they wanted to have a time before they issued a statement and never happens again." in a statement, the group says its members were quote "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders." wanted to give families time to mourn before making its first public statements. the organization - pledging to "help to make sure this never happens again" and is for friday. with the recent shooting - a re-ignited gun control debate - and a spike in gun sales. asking what, if anything you plan on doing. buying a rifle before a possible ban? getting rid of your weapon if you have one? the poll results later tonight. >>pam: stay with kron-4 as we continue to follow the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we'll have much more tonight at 5-30. >> in vallejo - two children. a 12- and a 13- year old. arrested, and accused of stealing a rifle. they allegedly took the on irene drive. investigators tell kron4's haaziq madyun. it all led to a very tense situation for law enforcement. >> "it is a dange
, tomorrow it's going to mean an official statewide area of mourning. >>> jesse lewis couldn't wait to get to school that friday. he was excited for the holidays and his dad was going to join him in the class that afternoon to make begin injury bread houses. he was 6 years old. smart, passionate beyond his years, his dad thought jesse could concur the world. he died trying to lead others to safety after hearing gunshots in the hallway. that's how he led his life, his parents say, fearless, courage, and strength. jesse loves animals and was learning to ride horses. his favorite toy was a little soldier. almost every night of his life, jesse slept in his mother's arms. his family writes, the picture that remains etched in our souls is his in his boots, ripped jeans and t-shirt, chomping through the pasture on his way from one adventure to another. catherine hubbard was known for the bright red hair and her smile. she, too, was 6 years old. every single christmas she asked santa to bring her a pet. even as baby she asked santa to bring her two fish. she would give others animals for gift. she
of people all over the world are mourning for the people who were killed in connecticut. but there's a certain group of people in this country, a very small group, fortunately, that can associate in a way that most of us cannot imagine. these are people who know what it's like to be at school when a typical day turns into carnage. some of them are survivors of the columbine massacre 14 years ago, some of whom are now parents themselves. i spoke with one who's now a mom, casey johnson. >> you lose the sense that things could never happen to you. so many parents would say, this would never happen at my child's school. for me as a parent of a child, i believe this could easily happen at my child's school because that's because it has happened to me before. i would hope that the people involved will walk beside these children and the families for the years to come. they have years and years of healing that they're going to be facing. and i hope that we can come beside them and encourage them and focus positively on the lives of the ones that were lost. >> i want you to meet shawn grave
ring, ring, ring) >> the national mourning the newtown elementary school tragedy -- with a moment of silence. it was one week ago today -- a gunman opened fire at a connecticut school. murdering 26 people -- including 20 children -- before taking his own life. much more on they day of mourning ahead tonight. but first. we turn to the renewed debate over gun conrtol in america. today for the first we are hearing from the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group -- the n-r-a. grant lodes is standing by with the story. the n-r-a >> this was big. they offered his condolences and waited a week to speak out. and today it doubled- down.undeterred by protestors or anything else. not giving an inch on gun control the n-r-a's solution - a new team that will work to put armed officers in every school in the country.because it says the next school killer is "waiting in the wings" >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put a armed police officers in every single school in this nation to read the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a g
, kron 4. >>pam: tonight, the family of a berkeley woman is in shock.. and in mourning.. after she was gunned down while riding her bicycle last night. kron-4's aleica reid has more on the victim.. and the latest on the search for her killer.police are investigating a fatal shooting in berkeley. >> family members are gathering at this scene to more of their loved one, this sacramento street near longfellow middle school last night. they canvassed the school yard from top to bottom, the sidewalk where the victim was shot. family that long ago. pamela- mullins. they found that she had been fatally shot. after a phone call. >> she is a family person we do not understand why somebody would come to shoot her in her head. nobody deserved to to die like that. >> at this time they are investigating this as a homicide. they are looking for a suspect and motive i >> this is just wrong. >> the victim celebrated her 50th birthday 1.5 months ago and is live in the neighborhood for just a short time. >> it is sad. i just saw her three days ago >> using candles to spell her name in the name the s
. >>> family and friends are mourning the loss of jenny rivera. a superstar of latin music. friends gathered to share their tears and memories. >> so called diva de la banda was on the way to a concert when her plane crashed. [ singing in foreign language ] >> reporter: belilderment and a sense of loss after news of her plane crash in mexico. >> think it will be devastating. >> reporter: the superstar was traveling in a private jet when controllers lost contact ten minutes after takeoff. a total of seven people were on the plane. mexican officials say they have found the wreckage, but no survivors. >> okay, right now, it's confirmed, the plane went down. the plane is totalled. it's nobody in side survived. >> reporter: the 43-year-old superstar singer was boring to mexican immigrants in long beach, california. she performed in the regional style called bonda. she spoke to audiences as a reality tv show star on her cable show, "i love jenny." she just signed with abc to host her own show. >>> a powerful storm that dumped more than a foot of snow from the dakotas so wisconsin has finally taper
. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'll find her alive. >> we thank god for the life he's given my sister, for all the triumphs and the successes she's had. we expect there will be more in the future. >> that was one of jenni's four brothers in long beach, california where she was born. she has one sister and she was the mother of five and the grandmother of two. >> large family. so sad. and of course, she was a superstar of latin music. but she was about to cross over big-time into the main stream with songs in english and a network tv show right here in fact on
monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the today. rall started today. ty will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from
bowl. >>> texas and matt brown, -- marion grice left the team to mourn the loss of his brother who was killed over a pair of air jordans. he was back with the game against navy. at&t converted to the gridiron, the sun devils 4ed 21-0 of the first quarter. kelly threw four touchdowns, three of them to rosms it was 34-7 at the half. san jose native, cameron marshal. scored twice. the sun devils route navy. they finished 8-5. >> this is my last game, college game, and i went out with a bang, and then on top of that, i'm at home itch feel -- home. i feel real good right now. >> able to get the win in my home town, and it's been a blast. >> and the alamo bowl. leave it to the beaverrers. this touchdown put them up by ten. the longhorns quarterback with two fourth quarter scores, this one gave texas its first lead of the night. the defense did the rast. oak oak -- texas beats oregon state, both teams finished 9-4, this sports report was brought to you tonight by river rock casino. >> ama: thank you so much. thank you for joining us. that it for this edition of abc-7 news. we continue tom
jessica rekos prepared to bury her. the mourning continues in newtown, connecticut. today, another young victim will be laid to rest. on monday, mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. family took it very, you know, as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. this is very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we really need to lead with love and that's what i'm seeing our community do. we're putting our arms around people. >> reporter: it's still unknown why the 20-year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, and looking at the shooter's smashed home computer hoping to find answers. >> we know as investigators that the people in connectic
in connecticut and new york.funerals or memorials for six more victims. people in newtown are mourning and hurting.but support from across the u-s is helping them get through it. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother. young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> it is really in a nice thing people come and and really need it is heartwarming. it >>reporter: the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> i think that for some it is too soon to forget the need to go to the process, the grieving. before there is even room for forgiveness. >>reporter: today, invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a h
caught in a blizzard. a daughter left to mourn her but in the wrong direction. >> he was so far off trail from where everybody was looking. or the search crews were looking. in a >>pam: the man's girlfriend found after a week in the wilderness. malnourished and >> we're very happy that she >>pam: the family of a sacramento week, their loved one has been found. kron four's philippe djegal is here now. with more on >> paula lane says she stayed alive by eating the tomatoes she and her boyfriend packed with them. as well as snow. roderick clifton did not live. he died while trying to find help. but paula did survive. and, her family is overwhelmed. >> "we've been through a lot in my family. my nephews, my mom, and we're very happy that she made it." the amoun linda hathaway says its >> tough to keep her composure. she breaks up while talking about the emotional rollercoaster her family's been through the past week, lane. >> "it's been a rough haul waiting all those days it or not." >> she did. >> however, her boyfriend roderick clifton did not. maria clifton says her dad's love for off-road
. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cow likewise josh brent will in court this morning. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that josh brent was speeding down this road when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jeff brown. brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he was arrested in college and sentenced to 60 days behind bars. from his jail cell overnight he released a statement. it's been a tragic week for the nfl. last saturday, kansas city chiefs jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself just hours earlier, police talked to belcher found passed out in his car. >> how are
, -- marion grice left the team to mourn the loss of his brother who was killed over a pair of air jordans. he was back with the game against navy. at&t converted to the gridiron, the sun devils 4ed 21-0 of the first quarter. kelly threw four touchdowns, three of them to rosms it was 34-7 at the half. san jose native, cameron marshal. scored twice. the sun devils route navy. they finished 8-5. >> this is my last game, college game, and i went out with a bang, and then on top of that, i'm at home itch feel -- home. i feel real good right now. >> able to get the win in my home town, and it's been a blast. >> and the alamo bowl. leave it to the beaverrers. this touchdown put them up by ten. the longhorns quarterback with two fourth quarter scores, this one gave texas its first lead of the night. the defense did the rast. oak oak -- texas beats oregon state, both teams finished 9-4, this sports report was brought to you tonight by river rock casino. >> ama: thank you so much. thank you for joining us. that it for this edition of abc-7 news. we continue tomorrow morning at 5:00. i'm aim -- ama daet
of connecticut has designated a day of mourning and really that is just a format. this has been a long, painful week for newtown. 26 christmas trees. one for each victim of sandy hook elementary, representing the lives lost and church bells will toll on friday. >> how many times? >> we're going to be bringing it 28 times. we recognize that there 28 lives lost. and that in our faith, god mourns for everyone. >> reporter: i know part of the faith is about for givigiving. is it too soon to forgive? >> i think for some people it is too soon and for some people they need to go through that process. first of all, grieving and mourning, before there's even room for forgiveness. >> reporter: in newtown, symbols of the holiday season mixed with signs of unimaginable sadness. young woman collect donations and hand out coffee and donuts. >> the people that come in really need it and it's heart warming. >> reporter: but after a week, the wounds are still so fresh. for many, it's impossible to count to 28. >> there is light in the midst of what seems like unimaginable grief and sorrow and on this journey to
is in mourning. as the first funerals were held today for two of the 6- year-old shooting victims. shooting - authorities are being tight-lipped about what they're learning. weapon - and every round of ammunition used by adam lanza. kron4's grant lodes has the latest. catherine,today, children across connecticut saw something classes. uniformed police are in or around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we're going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we un
. we will be right back. >>pam: thousands mourned the death of singer jenni rivera today at a memorial service in universal city. her fans and family gathered to say their final goodbyes to the singer who died earlier this month. a red casket sat onstage and fans chanted her name as images of rivera played on a big screen. a native to california, rivera started her career by selling cassette tapes at flea markets. she would go on to sell more than 15 million copies. rivera's plane crashed in northern mexico on december 9th. killing all six people on board. she was 43 at the time of her death. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. >> and a reminder. you can catch all your entertainment news right here on kron-4. the insider starts at 7 -- followed by entertainment tonight at 7:30. >> this family and a seattle got creative. take a look it is to going right through the roof, not quite. they created this solution by cutting this and to two different part they had to use reinforcement. to create this illusion. the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with
compassionate and more humble people. >> a father in mourning speaking of compassion for others. what happened at that school is sadly just the latest on a long list of violent attacks with guns over the years. when we first heard what happened in connecticut, people probably thought about the other deadly shootings. joining me now is pastor rocky veitch who was living near littleton, colorado, when the columbine situation occurred. what do you say for families who come to you and people in this community who weren't even having a loved one at that school but who just -- everybody feels affected. what do you say? >> yeah, as a christian, what can you say to start with? but as a christian, you tell them, there's hope in the lord. god knows where you're at. god cares for you and loves you. rather than saying a lot about jesus, trying to be like jesus. >> it seems, too, a lot of times just being there is important and listening is as important as what you say. >> yeah, very much so. that's what anybody needs in this kind of setting. and having been in this setting a time before, and actually i'm
-- you guys are so strong. >> our sister wouldn't want us to be mourning. she would want us celebrating her life. >> celebrate it. uh-huh. >> we said that, even going to the wake. our cousins were saying, should we wear black? and my mom is, no. >> no, she wouldn't want you to wear black. >> no. wear green, wear purple, where what you want. wear a color. wear a color and we did. >> you wear it well. >> thank you. i've worn more green in the last few days than anything. >> there are moments where we are all crying and there are a lot of times that we are able to laugh and smile and still be cheerful with each other and, you know, talk about all of the memories that we have with our sister because there's a lot of them. we're fortunate to have so many. >> we crash and we have our moments and we just lay down and cry and, you know, we hold each other and we, you know, just -- but we have to celebrate her life. and my daughter carlee said, we're not going to keep her room a shrine? and i said, absolutely not. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> we have a lot more ahead tonight, includ
the weekend. >> in an antioch neighborhood mourning the death of a man shot in front of his home over the weekend. last night, french and family of 43 or aaron williams came out for a candlelight vigil to remember him. please say williams was gunned down in front of his home in the 23rd hundred block of banyan way just after 1030 saturday. no arrests have been made in one of the formation is the first call police. >> police said three suspect it--a partisan central california have confirmed a fifth death in a shooting of tribal members on an indian reservation. tulare county sheriff's deputies said that an eight year old girl is among four family members killed by her father. she was identified as alssa ce laya. tribal members say the man did have a deadly best as a troubl--a troubled past. >> >> a deadly officer of shooting of a bridge was to the california state university near san burn the know. campus police. police thence a physical altercation broke out that is one officer said they feared for their safety and open fire. >> northbound caltran tracks and several is a every open
stuck with everyone in america. we can get the job done if wade calibrate this legislation. we mourned the loss of precious children. >> we mourn the loss of the teachers, counselors and the principle of the school. we owe them to do everything in our power to take action to prevent gun violence and to make sure that our schools and neighborhoods are safe. >> this is a minority leader and nancy pelosi. she will tell us what will go forward with the control in america. president obama will speak at 1145 of the same issue. we will bring alive when he comes up. >> we will be rare bacteria am not 813 and we're covering how cold it is this morning. >> it is cold out there. santa rosa 49, navato 38 at this hour. it is very cold out there, some of the cold weather we have seen. almost all year long. not quite the coldest day yet. daly city is at 36. sam francisco is the warmest spot. pleasanton 29 degrees. up north we have the coldest conditions and that is where we have a freeze on warning in effect. it expired this morning at 8:00 but it is still a very cold start. lots of sunshine and this
the right words at the prayer vigil for a nation that paused to join newtown in mourning. a much tougher task -- a eulogy for a 6-year-old, as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i whispered to her, i looked at her without flinching and i said, you know, i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> reporter: did noah's family respond to that? >> yes. that was helpful to her. at the end, she released blue and white balloons into the sky, until we couldn't see them anymore. that was a good -- you know, to let it go. she said, you know, go my son, into the blue skies. go, my son, into the green pastures. >> reporter: jessica loved horses and orcas and was devoted to her two younger siblings and left behind an unexpected gift, a diary. >> i just opened the book and it was exactly what i needed, because it says i love you so much, momma. love, jessica. with a little heart. it was like she was, you know, telling me that she's watching us and knows how hard this must be for us, and she wants us to know how much s
ringing ] >> this was a day of mourning one week after the connecticut school massacre. and this was the day the national rifle association finally spoke out about the shooting that horrified the nation and so much of the world. no questions were taken, no concessions were made. but there was a new call for armed guards in america's schools, all of them, and a good deal of head scratching when it was all over. cnn's tom foreman is joining us. you were there at that speech. tell our viewers what happened. >> reporter: the speech was really a great coming-out of statements from an association that's been quiet since the shooting in connecticut. many voters are very much aligned with the n.r.a. listen to what they had to say. despite protesters, the president and public opinion increasingly pushing against the gun lobby, the n.r.a. sent a strong message -- no retreat. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a guy. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school
, minnesota. >>> now a tragedy in the world of latin music. fans are mourning one of their greatest stars who was on the verge of crossing over to a wider audience. singer jenni rivera's plane crashed in northern mexico sunday morning. all seven people on board were killed. bill whitaker is in linwood, california, where rivera's fans held a vigil last night. bill, good morning. >> reporter: if you don't know the name of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, chances are you soon would have. she had just signed with a major talent agency here in the states and was tapped to star in her own sitcom. behind it all was a voice that mixed power, drama, and grace beautifully. ♪ to her fans, 23-year-old jenni rivera was more than a singer, she was known as la braun senora, the grande dame of music. >> jenni rivera was bold and brash. she was a very commanding woman with a commanding voice. >> reporter: that voice was silenced early sunday morning soon after this concert in monterrey, mexico, rivera and six others boarded a small plane. this photo is thought to be the final image we have of the singe
witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the school where never open again ripple >> we have been mired in the press conference where the lieutenant spoke about the latest on their investigation. >> we are holding both crime scenes the school and the home
was not hurt. the mourning continues out for about a mile before bully over and calling 911. they are investigating how the they have all the evidence. the marine was an unmarked government vehicle and we are told that he may have been followed from a gas station. they have not made any arrests yet. >> not too far away of sunnyvale police have called off the surge for a burglary suspect. earlier their search resulted in the school be lot down in cupertino. teams of officers with dogs scoured a neighborhood of homestead road near cupertino village. for one of three suspects in connection with some recent home burglaries. two other men were arrested after a brief chase employees say they found jewelry and several wrapped gifts and their car. as a precaution the good samaritan church a preschool was locked down for several hours. the church pastor says the children were never in any danger. >> connecticut's chief medical examiner says arrangements are being made out of state for the burial of the mother of adam lanza. up from outside conn wants to claim the body of nancy lanza
-fire. ceo and founder of gamer fit nation calling for a day of mourning. one week after that newtown elementary school shooting. gamers across the world putting down their controllers as video games and gun violence are under the microscope because of what happened a week ago. in a statement to the nation today, that was, as you can see here, interrupted by not just one but two protesters, the nra pointed a finger at violent video games. >> there exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people. through vicious, violent video games with names like bullet storm, grant theft auto, mortal combat, and splatter house. >> and then there is this. a 12-year-old boy loves his video games, loives in all placs newtown, connecticut. he decided this week he didn't want to kill anyone in just a game. he wants other kids to do the same. that young man joins me now. max goldstein and his stepbrother jackson middleton, stepdad craig middleton. i want to express, of course, our sympathies to a lot of the families ther
christmas morning in a suburb outside of rochester, new york. friends, family and neighbors are mourning the volunteer firefighters who were fatally shot as they responded to a fire call. the shooter identified as a 62-year-old ex-con killed himself. seven homes burned down. the gunman's sister is among those still unaccounted for. >>> now we turn to syria, where christians are praying for peace in their war-torn country on this christmas day. because of security reasons, churches hosted christmas eve services at 5:00 last night, not at midnight. the state department has condemned in the strongest terms the recent wave of bombings that have targeted civilians launched by the assad regime. >>> pope benedict xvi called for prayers for syrians and others in the middle east living in conflict. his christmas message opened with a traditional latin wish for peace, especially to those who live and suffer in places where christ lived. the pope expressed hope that people caught up in the high tech world find room in their hearts for god. >>> thousands of christian pilgrims celebrated mass in beth
, as the nation mourns with connecticut, it stands, too, with surviving schools and the people who fill them with hope. >> and we now are beginning our conversation what about to say to our kids across the country about what happened in newtown, connecticut. joining us to talk about how teachers and parents wican held their children feel saver, jeffrey, and willow bay. i would like to start with you, jeffrey, thaend have willand th weigh in. it varies on the age of the child. for children 7 and under, we shouldn't be bringing this up? >> our young people are not consuming huge amounts of tv and radio that young age. we need to make sure their world gets righted, their routines get re-established. mostly take the temperature of young kids, see if you see science of sadness or anxiety. you could ask kids, anyone concerned need to talk about. i would not try to get very young kids to consume the story. >> if they don't ask, don't bring it up? >> let them continue in the world that 5 and 6-year-olds need to live in where they're safe under the caring watchful eye of adults. that does not assume
. >> reporter: it is a difficult situation for everyone here. and we know that the mourning and the funerals continue this week. one of the many reasons why sandy hook students will not be returning to school until after the holidays. in fact, the school superintendent just told me they are planning on january 2nd. that said, newtown public schools are in full swing today. we've seen dozens of school buses driving through town. but those schools are certainly still facing many challenges bringing their students back into the classroom. this morning, parents of sandy hook elementary students say their children will return to school some time in january. relocating to this empty middle school about seven miles away, with a newly-installed security system. on tuesday, tractor-trailers brought desks and supplies. school officials going through great lengths to re-create their former classrooms. right down to the very last crayon. that precision, designed to help comfort sandy hook students, like 9-year-old david uhl. >> i am just having a hard time going through all this. >> reporter: more of ne
that gave out a wrong message from the nra. this was just one week of mourning and similar still going on. basically they came out with this message that really we need more guns and the schools. this is not what the nra should have done. is that one a to make a contribution they should have made the man that the president arm every school but they did not do that. i think as a message. this was a big sale for the nra. >> they just realized said everyone was campaigning and they had to say something. they thought maybe if they made before friday that no one would pay much attention to it. they did not think about the fact that it would be all of these people there was the silences and the federal. if they really wanted to do something for their members and they should have just said they were still engaged in the process and that they still care about the rights of gun owners. they would like to work with congress with a meaningful response predacious of just letting go. they launched into this whole thing about gun violence mentally ill people and no one's pulling their weight. they were
, friends and family say they are mourning what can only be described as a huge loss. the plane's wreckage was scattered along rugged terrain. among clothes and debris, rescuers discovered jenni rivera's driver's license. there were no reports of survivors. >> bigger than life. that's who jenni was. >> reporter: sold more than 20 million records, multigrammy nominee. known for her style of mexican music, rivera's career was groundbreaking. just last year, selling out staples center in los angeles, the first latin star to do so. >> i could compare her to katy perry, she was a big star. >> reporter: her private leer jet departed monterey at 3:15 am, headed to teluca international airport, the plane fell off radar. just before rivera's fateful flight, this photo inside the jet was posted on facebook. her brother. >> there's nothing we can do. it's life. we're going to go through this. >> i love jenni. >> reporter: reality tv star with her film debut set for next month, she was a mother of five who recently had filed for divorce. born in long beach, california, to immigrant parents. for more t
was the matriarch, of course, of the media family to be with rupert, her son. she's going to be mourned by a lot of people that she helped. >> there were more than 100 -- we were reading 100 charities that she was involved in. >> absolutely. >> even dealing with kids and health and education and all the things. what really inspired her? what drove her? >> it is a remarkable -- 100 organizations. they say countless thousands of individuals that she helped along the way either through those groups or individually dispensing advice, money, you know, helping people out. the work she did with the hospitals was huge. the children's hospital in melbourne, a research center as well. i think it gives the answer to your question was she said when she was 99 she said looking out for people is the most important thing in life and is the most rewarding. happiness, i think, lies in thought for other people and trying to help them. i mean, whenever you think of rupert murdock or whatever else, this was a lovely lady. >> what does she think of her son's endeavors in the media and all the controversy around the
the train to his final show. the jazz world is mourning the loss of aid legend. brubeck was addressed to the emergency room where the doctor could not save him, he died of heart failure. thursday would have been his 92nd birthday. some of his best known work includes take five am blue rondo of the turf. >> how would you like to smell like fresh big piece all the time. speeds that has come out, this is for real with a limited edition birth and that smells like freshly baked dough with a little bit of spice mix and. it started as a joke on facebook buddy ball and turben to the real thing after enough people sign up a stand on the site. the first 100 fans to direct message be sent by canada on facebook got a bottle of a limited edition cent. those models went out this week so they arrive in time for christmas. >> i don't want to smell like veto when i'm eating pizza. when you rather smell like apple pie? >> and no. it wouldn't your guy like you smell like pizza? it will only work if it takes off in canada. it may come out here. >> that is it for today, we will see you tomorrow. >> dr. ph
. governor malloy is asking that this friday be recognized as a day of mourning here in the state. he's asking that there's a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., marking the one-week anniversary of the massacre and also asking churches, other houses of worship and government buildings that have the capacity to ring their bell 26 times, one for each victim. >> certainly appropriate. and six more funerals on tap for today, just no end to the grieving in that town. on another front, t.j., anything more we're learning about the past of the gunman, adam lanza? >> reporter: we now know actually that the computer in the lanza family home has been sent to quantico, virginia. that's where the fbi's computer lab is. we can tell you that agents specializing in data retrieval are looking at that computer, hoping to pull some information off the hard drive that could give us some answers as to why he went after that school last friday. but for now, it remains to be seen how much information they'll be able to glean. >> especially since it was damaged in the process. thanks to abc's t.j. winick reporti
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